20 yr. old Brazilian model loses hands and feet to sepsis

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    The infection quickly spread - causing her to go back to hospital for tests that revealed her condition.

    Septicaemia set in her limbs, cutting off circulation and forcing doctors to amputate her hands and feet.

    I do hope she survives. Very sad.
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  4. Visit  leslie :-D} profile page
    my God, that is very tragic, esp being so young.
    i'm very sorry to hear about this.
    prayers for survival, recovery and strength to get through this.

  5. Visit  truern} profile page
    o. m. g.
  6. Visit  indigo girl} profile page
    I can't imagine how awful that must be. I hope that she is able to recover her health and deal with this. Prayers for her and her loved ones.
  7. Visit  Anxious Patient} profile page
    This is so sad. I'll never complain again.

  8. Visit  Angie O'Plasty, RN} profile page
    Such a tragedy, the poor child...
  9. Visit  DolphinRN84} profile page
    So sad....in a follow up article I just read, she actually died this morning at 3 am...really sad..
    Last edit by DolphinRN84 on Jan 24, '09 : Reason: add on
  10. Visit  Trigirl.m} profile page
    A few sources are saying that the girl died early this morning. How very sad.
  11. Visit  faithhopelove} profile page
    yes, i just read that she just passed away. so sad
  12. Visit  SuesquatchRN} profile page
    I'm glad she didn't have to eke out a few meager years of being a quadruple amputee on dialysis.

    Poor, poor girl.
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  13. Visit  steelcityrn} profile page
    Seen this on the news this morning. What kind of pain this poor woman felt, and the family. So sad.
  14. Visit  HM2VikingRN} profile page
    Very very sad....
  15. Visit  Angie O'Plasty, RN} profile page
    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    I'm glad she didn't have to eke out a few meager years of being a quadruple amputee on dialysis.

    Poor, poor girl.

    Yes, I agree. We always want the best possible outcome, but if this was the best she could've had, then perhaps this outcome was for the best.

    Still, we always wish for that miracle, don't we.

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